Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Dehghani became chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology on Aug. 1, 2019.
A mechanical engineer, Dehghani is a nationally prominent research and academic leader who has experience leading complex organizations and building collaborative teams.
Dehghani joined S&T from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he served as vice provost for research, innovation and entrepreneurship since 2013. At Stevens, he led the university’s continuing development of research programs and implementation of the research and scholarship component of the university’s strategic plan.
Before joining Stevens, Dehghani was a professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Systems Institute. Through that institute, he established collaborative research and application programs with several organizations, including the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Health and Human Services, with internal divisions at Hopkins, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Applied Physics Laboratory.
Prior to joining Hopkins in 2008, Dehghani led the New Technologies Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The laboratory is a $1.8 billion, 7,000-employee multidisciplinary applied science and engineering national security laboratory with programs in advanced defense technologies, energy, environment, biosciences and basic sciences.
At Lawrence Livermore, Dehghani helped develop technologies and expand many areas of engineering, including biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, process systems and the traditional engineering disciplines of mechanical engineering, electronics, fluidics, and multi-scale modeling and simulations.
Dehghani holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, where he also earned his master of science and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He also completed a postdoctoral NSF internship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Dehghani is married to Mina (Saffari) Dehghani, a pharmacist. They have one son, Devon, and two pets (a Brittany Spaniel and an orange tabby cat). A licensed pilot, Dr. Dehghani enjoys flying planes. He also enjoys fly-fishing.